Reinforcing the sovereign functions of the Nigerien State to restore a peaceful society - AJUSEN
For several years now, in addition to regional challenges, such as the harmful effects of climate change, not to mention the development of organized crime and human trafficking across the entire Sahel-Saharan region, Niger has had to deal with local threats which are beyond its response capacities. The whole territory has seen an increasingly tangible multiplication of threats and attacks by violent groups coming from neighboring countries. What is more, the country is a transit zone for migratory flows. Despite undeniable efforts, it has become difficult for the government to provide an adequate response to all of these challenges.
In this context, the “Support for Justice, Security and Border Management in Niger” project aims to restore and consolidate the role of the Nigerien State, more specifically in its sovereign functions. This is in keeping with the general lines of the strategy implemented by the European Union for the region, in particular that concerning “Peace, justice and efficient institutions” intended to restore the basis of a peaceful society with stable institutions. The project supports the deployment of sovereign administrations, particularly to reinforce internal security and Justice.
Building the basis of a peaceful and stable society
The project has several components in the field. In the first instance, it increases the government’s financial capacity, particularly by developing its capacities to manage public finances and security, and with special attention paid to the fight against corruption. It also reinforces the role of Justice in effectively fighting against organized crime and improving protection for victims of human trafficking. Ultimately, the project reinforces the capacities of the different security forces with a civil mandate, such as the National Guard, Gendarmerie, Police and Customs, and to better control the borders, it supports cross-border collaboration with Mali and Burkina Faso.
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